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Celebrate 100 years of aviation at the La Crosse Regional Airport this weekend

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — The La Crosse Regional Airport is celebrating 100 years of aviation this weekend by bringing in some historic planes.

“How Time Flies” welcomes historic aircraft from World War II and the 1930s to the airport. Planes like the B-29 Superfortress “FIFI”, a DC-3, B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil”, a T-6 Texan, and a PT-13 Stearman will be available for tours and flights this weekend. The goal for this event is to inspire people to consider a career in aviation.

“If communities want to keep having a strong regional airport, and they want to have ease of travel nationally and internationally right from home, the more we can promote careers within this industry, the more we can inspire it in young kids, the better off it’s going to make everybody,” said Miranda TerBeest, Spokesperson for the La Crosse Regional Airport.

There will also be family-friendly activities and food for the celebration. The event runs July 26-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. For more information and a map of the activities, visit

Mike Beiermeister

WXOW Weekend Anchor and Reporter

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